Sparks Medical Center-Van Buren will kick off a new series of events titled “An Hour for Your Health” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The free luncheon focuses on digestive health and will be led by the area’s only female gastroenterologist, Dr. Thusha Nathan, according to a news release.

Dr. Nathan will discuss prevention and treatments for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues as well as nutrition, gluten-free diets, weight loss and more.

The event is free and registration is required. Register by visiting or calling 479-709-DOCS.

Dr. Nathan is an independent member of the medical staff at Sparks Medical Center-Van Buren. Later this year, Sparks Van Buren has similar talks planned on orthopedics, cardiology and other specialties available at the hospital.